Retiring Chairman Alan Jary and New Chairman Karen Hurden
With almost 600 members, The Bury Society is the most prominent group in Bury St Edmunds, caring for the whole town and ensuring it remains a lively and desirable town in which to live and work.
As the parent body of Bury In Bloom, we ensure the town looks attractive with flowers and sculptures.
We constantly address important local issues, recently successfully objecting to the proposed closure of the Bury St Edmunds Records office.
Our current focus is bringing a copy of Magna Carta to the town, it has only taken 800 years!
We are also active in addressing the current problem of graffiti, something we have not had a problem with for many years. It takes only one or two individuals to cause criminal damage to the property of others. We are working alongside the local media to raise this issue and to encourage local residents to be vigilant in catching these people who want to spoil our beautiful town.
The Society is a leading member of the Bury Water Meadows Group, who are campaigning to preserve the Leg of Mutton field, which allows the only remaining view across ancient meadows towards the Abbey. There are proposals to encourage much development in the town and open space is vitally important for a high quality of life. This land is just 5 minutes from the centre of town and adjoins the formal Abbey Gardens.
For over forty years we have been an advisory body, monitoring all planning applications for the town, we encourage good design and offer the Council our impartial comments, as when we deem necessary.
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